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Locust sp

Observed: 24th September 2012 By: philpphilp’s reputation in Invertebrates
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amantell20's picture

Locust

It does indeed look like a locust - probably caught up in the strong winds we've been having and blown some way off course! Probably worth letting your local biological records centre know as I guess this would be a relatively rare sighting, I'm sure they would be interested to know.

Nick Upton's picture

Med to Midlands grasshopper

I last saw these in Greece where they're common... It's a long way from home (Southern Europe/Med) and will be getting too chilly to survive outside soon. This link http://www.orthoptera.org.uk/account.aspx?ID=32 gives their status as "Occasional casual introduction", so Michael's suggestion of how it came to the midlands is likely.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.